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Microsoft

Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

I loved how much I learned and doing stuff I had never done before.

What I wish was different

I wish there was clearer communication about expectations.

Advice

Don’t go completely out of your comfort zone. Stay in enough that you can complete a project, but go out enough that you’re still learning new things.
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Software Developer Intern

July - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Explore, find something interesting.
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Explore Intern

June - September 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The team is incredibly nice and helpful. Everyone is welcoming and people listen to your opinions.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I loved being in the Seattle area and being at Microsoft. The company really goes the extra mile to foster your learning and career development. There are always super interesting talks at Microsoft and the large company means there are definitely going to be at least a few people interested in similar things as you,

What I wish was different

I think the recruiting process is a bit messy. Figuring out teams and trying to switch teams can be quite difficult.

Advice

Meet new people, keep an open mind, and take everything as a learning experience.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I really liked that it was in a field and with a company that I am very interested in. They also allowed me a lot of freedom to tailor the internship to what I most wanted to learn.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to have more input on picking the team that I was on beforehand.

Advice

Apply early for big companies! Also, talk to everyone you can while you're working at an internship.
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Fire Systems Monitor

September 2016 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

flexible hours, I pick the days and hours I want to work.

What I wish was different

The commute home during traffic is terrible

Advice

It's easy money if you're a student
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Good pay and benefits

What I wish was different

More proactive in talking with manager

Advice

Enjoy it and meet new people
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Lots of interns around, really good events put on my Microsoft, and good nightlife scene. Return offers are very likely, which is a huge plus!

What I wish was different

Onboarding was rough, and organization wasn't great throughout the internship

Advice

Don't stress too much, your performance isn't scrutinized a ton. Enjoy the summer!
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

They gave me projects that I was interested in and my team was very friendly. The intern program at Microsoft is very nice and they spoil the interns.

What I wish was different

My manager assumed I was a master's student and gave me a lot of difficult work. I ended up working many 10 hour days.

Advice

If you're at a big company like Microsoft, take the time to network both within and outside of your organization. Full time employees are eager to share their experiences and you can learn a lot.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Best tech internship experience in my opinion. My manager and team were phenomenal, I worked on real work the team was working on. I had all the support needed, and Microsoft genuinely cares more about you growing as an individual and your manager supports you through your own career growth even if it means being on a different team. That happened to me this past summer, and I will be returning to Microsoft in the Artificial Intelligence and Research organization, which was my goal. Microsoft pays the best in tech when when adjusting to zero taxes and cost of living in Seattle, and there is so much opportunity for growth. Also interns are spoiled in so many ways. Major highlights are the surprise private intern-only concert, and this year we got to see Sean Paul, Ella Mai, and Kyle. All interns in my division also got to keep $350 Surface Headphones for free.

What I wish was different

Nothing really, I had the best summer ever.

Advice

Microsoft is the best place for self-motivated people, who are do-ers. Your experience will be so much more rewarding and you will reach new heights if you want to see yourself grow and work for it. Take an active approach towards getting to where you want to be next.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Great mentorship, well-structured internship program, it was relatively easy to switch teams, and good pay.

What I wish was different

Team placement; I ended up on a team that did not align with my interests.

Advice

If you want to switch teams, it is best to start researching and networking early on.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Company culture, work hours, city life

What I wish was different

project I worked on

Advice

Microsoft has a lot of different teams. Try to explore teams to know what different options there are.
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Hardware Program Manager

July - September 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I loved the fact that I was given full autonomy over a project and had the responsibility of making sure it was completed.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take the time as an intern to network and ask as many questions as you can! You can never go wrong.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

It was a great experience in a brand new location. It has a smaller team feel with the backing of a large and global organization. I honestly had just as great a time in Raleigh as I did in Redmond.

What I wish was different

I wish I knew others in the Raleigh area before going in.

Advice

I would say be brave and apply to here or in Redmond. I had a great time at all Microsoft internships.
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Program Manager

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I was given alot of freedom for my project. My manager and mentor were super helpful and I learned alot!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

There was no team matching of any sort -- the org that the team that interviews you belongs to, is the org you will be under, regardless of how good a fit it is.

Advice

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Program Manager

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I was able to have ownership of multiple features and work within an org that I was interested, Education. There are many networking and fun social events for interns!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Great learning experience; enjoyed working with team members. Benefits, pay, intern social events were great

What I wish was different

Advice

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Program Manager Intern

June - September 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Well-structured intern program, say in my project

What I wish was different

More Stanford intern events

Advice

Don't forget to use your vision insurance!
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Explore Intern

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Great mentorship, well planned project, learned a lot, fun intern events

What I wish was different

More say in choosing the project direction

Advice

Go to as many intern events and make sure learn from your mentor as much as you can
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